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13+ ways to celebrate Halloween with the kids in Thunder Bay, 2019 edition

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Boo! Here’s your roundup of family-friendly Halloween events in Thunder Bay in October 2019.

October 26

Halloween Bash, Finlandia

Kids up to age 11 are invited to come in costume to dance, play games and do Halloween activities. Juice box and chips included. Free, 1-4pm.

More info Finlandia Association on Facebook

Family Halloween Dance Party, Gillies Community Centre

At this family event, you can bring your own carved pumpkin to compete in the contest, and enjoy music, games and prizes as well as hot dogs and homemade chili. 5-7pm, $5 per family.

More info Gillies Community Centre on Facebook

Children’s Halloween Party, West Arthur Community Centre

Kids 10 and under are invited to a Halloween party: come in costume and enjoy some games and prizes. 1-3:30pm, $5 admission.

More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook

Ghosts & Goblins at the Conservatory, Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Give your Halloween a tropical spin with an all-ages party at the Conservatory. There will be a scavenger hunt as well as baking and hot apple cider. 1:30-3:30 pm, free.

More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook

Halloween Spooktacular and Puppet Show, Waverley library

Watch the puppet show “Old Witch Rescues Halloween” then stick around for a craft, games, activities and treats. 10:30-11:30am, free.

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October 27

Spooktacular, Grassroots Church

This fun concert is part of the family series by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Come in costume and hear your favourite spooky music live. 3:30-4:30pm, tickets required.

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Pints & Pumpkins, Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.

At this family-friendly Halloween party you can decorate a pumpkin and check out the caramel apple bar. Two sessions: 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm, tickets required. $25 admission for adults and kids are free.

More info SGBC on Facebook

October 30

Babies & Boos, Red Lion Smokehouse

This baby-and-parent meet-up at the Red Lion has a Halloween theme—hang out with other new parents and come in costume if you like. Free, 2-4pm.

More info Red Lion on Facebook

October 31

Mall-o-Ween, Intercity Shopping Centre

Hit the mall for some indoor trick-or-treating with the littles at participating stores. Free, 4-6pm.

Trunk or Treat, 9 Cooper Road, Rosslyn

If your kiddos would rather skip the house-to-house, try this one-stop trick-or-treating at the First Christian Reformed Church parking lot, where vehicles are decorated and treats are handed out. Free, 6-8:30pm.

More info First Christian Reformed Church on Facebook

Trunk or Treat, North McIntyre Rec Centre

You can also trunk-or-treat at North McIntyre. Check out the decorated vehicles and get a treat! Free, 5:30-8pm.

More info North McIntyre Rec Centre on Facebook

November 2

Halloween 2.0, Mary J. L. Black library

If you just can’t get enough (or your kiddo wasn’t up for a nighttime outing) then MJLB library has you covered with an afternoon event. Free, 2:30-4:30pm.

More info and search Events

We’re keeping an eye of Thunder Bay’s Spookiest Houses Facebook page

too to track the creative decorations out there. And, if you’ve been meaning to head to Belluz or Gammondale, the last weekend of October is the last time they’re open for their fall events.

Got kids? Follow on Facebook for regular updates about family-friendly events in Thunder Bay.

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